On February 15, 2017, a group of 77 non-governmental organizations and international law scholars (including Harris Institute Director Leila Sadat) filed an Amicus Brief in support of the plaintiffs in Darweesh v. Trump, a case in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (Second Circuit) challenging President Trump’s Executive Order 13769 (enforcement of the order is temporarily enjoined nationwide through a temporary restraining order imposed and upheld in the Ninth Circuit). The Amicus Brief was submitted “to vindicate the public interest in ensuring a proper understanding and application of the international human rights law relevant to this case.”

You can read the full brief at: http://sites.law.wustl.edu/WashULaw/harris-lexlata/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/02/Darweesh-NGO-and-Int-l-Law-Scholars-Filed-Amicus-Brief.pdf.